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IT Management, Security, Compliance for Regulated Firms

Zoom Issues Updates in Response to Security Issues

May 1, 2020 1:10:41 PM / by Liege Payne, Director of Sales & Business Development posted in Security, cyber security, Password Security, remote support, remote work

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Plus: What You Can Do to Protect Your Business From Risk

We recently wrote about why you should use video services for your conference calls. In that post, we mentioned that Zoom has seen a huge increase in use. After that, we published a post covering the rise of phishing campaigns and other scams targeting people working from home.

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The Phishing Breakthrough Point: How to Achieve Effective Phishing Awareness Training

Apr 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Liege Payne, Director of Sales & Business Development posted in cyber security, phishing, KnowBe4

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Download the free white paper from STG and KnowBe4

Phishing scams can strike at any time, and right now they are absolutely flooding the Internet.

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Protect Yourself From LinkedIn Scams & Other Phishing Attacks

Apr 6, 2020 4:23:19 PM / by Eric Benda, CEO posted in LinkedIn Phishing, Phishing Attacks

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Cyber Criminals Are Capitalizing on Fears and Uncertainty

Cyber criminals are exploiting the fact that many employees are working from home right now due to coronavirus. Cybercrime Magazine warns that global cyber crime damage costs could double by the end of 2020, depending on whether or not remote workers self-educate and businesses provide their employees with cyber security awareness training.

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Why You Need to Convert to Video Services for Your Conference Calls (If You Haven’t Already)

Mar 24, 2020 11:06:47 AM / by Liege Payne, Director of Sales & Business Development posted in Soundshore Technology Group, remote support, remote work

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Video Conferences Are a Requirement Now, More Than Ever

There’s a good chance that your business is now operating at least partially, if not 100 percent, remotely. Mandated event cancellations, office closures and quarantines due to the coronavirus outbreak have caused the demand for video conference software services to soar.

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Why Startup Hedge Funds Should Incorporate “Investment Tech in a Box” Into Their Business Strategy

Mar 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Liege Payne, Director of Sales & Business Development posted in cyber security, Soundshore Technology Group, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity

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Using Technology to Help Scale your Business

In 1949, Alfred Winslow Jones was working as a writer for Fortune magazine when he came up with an idea. He purchased undervalued securities and shorted other stocks as a market neutral approach to investing. By combining short selling, leverage and incentive fees, he delivered solid returns while minimizing risk. His innovative approach created the first hedge fund.

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Prepare for Remote Work Now if You Haven't Already

Mar 6, 2020 1:40:21 PM / by Liege Payne, Director of Sales & Business Development posted in remote support, remote work

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Three Tips for Financial Services Firms

The Wall Street Journal published a story this week about tech fixes for working from home due to the coronavirus. According to the article, as new cases of the virus are emerging in the U.S., many companies have started preparing their employees to work from home. Also, some companies like Twitter, Microsoft and JPMorgan are encouraging their global employees to work from home until further notice.

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Bezos Phone Hack Shows It Can Happen to Anyone – Here’s How to Protect Your Business

Feb 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Liege Payne, Director of Sales & Business Development posted in Mobile Device Management (MDM), MDM, cyber security, BYOD, corporate security

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Consider Training and Mobile Device Management to Safeguard Employee Devices

No doubt you’ve heard the big cyber security news story that broke last month – back in 2018, the iPhone belonging to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was allegedly hacked when he clicked a video sent through WhatsApp by Saudi Crown Prince. The video was supposedly infected with malware, which then allowed the hackers access to the leaked data on Bezos’ phone over several months.

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In a World of Cyber Threats You MUST Vet IT Support Providers

Feb 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Liege Payne, Director of Sales & Business Development posted in IT Support, cyber security, IoT Cyber Attacks

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A Cautionary Tale and What to Ask

We just heard a hair-raising tale of what happened to a company that was too trusting in hiring tech assistance. It made us decide to write a post about why, in a world of cyber threats, you MUST carefully vet IT support providers and what you should ask before bringing them on board. This advice goes in spades for regulated firms.

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Announcing Soundshore’s 2020 IT Support and Services Growth Plans

Jan 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Eric Benda, CEO posted in IT Support, Soundshore Technology Group, Telecom services, Managed Services Providers

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Expanding Managed IT Services and Support, Adding Telecom Services in Conn, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco

The year 2020 promises to be an exciting one for STG and our clients as we expand IT support and services in all of our markets – Connecticut, New York City and environs, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In addition to increasing staffing – remote and feet-on-the-ground – we’re adding telecom to our array of services.

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Data Creep and Function Creep Are Challenging Online Privacy and Security

Jan 23, 2020 2:12:21 PM / by Jennifer Valle, Director of Cyber Security and Client Relations posted in data privacy, data creep

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What to Consider When Trading Personal Info for Content and Convenience

Two growing phenomena of our Internet-connected world – data creep and function creep – are compromising online privacy and security for both companies and individuals. We’ll define these terms shortly, but first some preliminary context.

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